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Can Exercise Maintain a Youthful Brain?

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Did you know most people who sign up for gym memberships in January often give up come February? Despite well-intentioned plans to change bad habits for the new year, going from no physical activity at all to an hour on the treadmill every day can be difficult to maintain. Shorter days and cold nights make …

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group taking part in spinning class in gym

Middle-aged people who do not have the time to exercise for long hours will be happy to hear recent research has indicated that short bursts of intense exercise have many health benefits. Yes, it is true! All you need to do is take three minutes off your busy schedule to do some high-intensity interval training …

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Aside from being a fun, and social opportunity, dancing can also provide a healthy alternative to spending a mundane hour on the treadmill proving fitness can, and should be enjoyable. While the gym has its rightful place in one’s exercise regime, dance is particularly beneficial for older adults to improve cognitive, and physical health. Don’t …

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man and woman, senior couple, having a walk in autumn or fall outdoors, the trees show colorful foliage

Exercise is a major health booster and essential for seniors who wish to lead a healthy life. Yes, it’s true that exercise is good for you whether you are 8 or 80, but at 80 you will realize the benefits it brings to you while when we are young, we hardly realize the need for …

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Our adrenals are the little triangular shaped glands above the kidneys responsible for giving us those bursts of energy and provide the adrenaline needed to handle life’s challenges. I like to think of them as my army back up when I’m dealing with a situation that requires to me to be energized, and on my …

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French women are known for their style, zest for life and the ability to indulge in creme filled pastries while maintaining an effortless physique. What’s their big secret? How about forgetting calorie counting, “forbidden” foods”, and hours slaving away at the gym. Dieting as we know is not always sustainable, and takes the enjoyment out …

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Many avoid the gym or yoga class not because they’re feeling unmotivated, or lack the desire to get fit, but sadly because they don’t feel like they fit in, or feel self-conscious. It’s not just women who feel intimidated by the size zero on the treadmill wearing designer workout apparel, but men too may think …

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The Right Fuel For Your Gym Session

Eating the right foods before, and after a workout is key for the boost of energy you’ll need to give it your all for optimum results in your body. Depending on the type of exercise you do, nutrient requirements vary. For example, a runner will require more in terms of pre and post workout nutrition …

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how to hygge

Leave it to the Danes, to sum up how we feel about a cup of tea, lunch with a friend, or a plush blanket. Social media and wellness advocates are all about hygge, the trending buzzword that’s inspiring homebodies everywhere. I have to admit the first time I saw the phrase associated with a room …

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beautiful sporty woman doing stretching exercise

I recently had the misfortune of throwing my back out, and by “out” I’m talking use of a wheelchair, a walker, my friends – and becoming one with a bottle of muscle relaxers. After an MRI revealed a disc herniation, I thought I’d never get back in the fitness groove again. Ironically it was a …

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